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(a) A notarial act must be evidenced by a certificate physically or electronically signed and dated by a notarial officer in a manner that attributes such signature to the notary public. The notary's name as it appears on the official notarial stamp and on any jurat or certificate of acknowledgment and in the notary's commission must be identical. The certificate must include identification of the jurisdiction in which the notarial act is performed and the title of the office of the notarial officer and must include the official notarial stamp, pursuant to section 359.03, except: (1) a plat as described in section 505.021; (2) a registered land survey as described in section 508.47 or 508A.47; or (3) a CIC plat or a supplemental CIC plat as described in chapter 515B shall be recorded regardless of whether a notary stamp was used or was illegible if used, if a certificate of notarial act that includes the jurisdiction of the notarial act, the name and title of the notarial officer, and the date the notary commission expires is printed in pen and ink or typewritten on the plat, the registered land survey, or the CIC plat or supplemental CIC plat. If the officer is a commissioned officer on active duty in the military service of the United States, it must also include the officer's rank.

(b) A certificate of a notarial act is sufficient if it is in English and meets the requirements of subsection (a) and it:

(1) is in the short form set forth in section 358.48;

(2) is in a form otherwise prescribed by the law of this state;

(3) is in a form prescribed by the laws or regulations applicable in the place in which the notarial act was performed; or

(4) sets forth the actions of the notarial officer and those are sufficient to meet the requirements of the designated notarial act.

(c) By executing a certificate of a notarial act, the notarial officer certifies that the officer has made the determinations required by section 358.42.